Thursday, October 1, 2015

Lippie of the day - Which Witch?

Fall and dark lipsticks just go together.  I love most dark lippies, but plum and/or purple are a big favorite.  I have quite a few already, so I'm trying not to buy anymore, but most of mine are matte.  When I saw that MAC's Brooke Candy collection had an Amplified dark purple named Which Witch?, I had to try it.  I love it.  It gives me the dark, vampy look that I love but it's creamy so it goes on smoothly and isn't so obvious about my lip lines.
These pics are lipstick only, no foundation, mascara, or anything. Imagine how good it will look with brows pencilled in and a little eye make-up!  
Which Witch is still available on MAC's web site, btw.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Don't like lipgloss? Take a look at MAC's Vamplify collection

I like lipgloss. It's great when my lips are dry, or when I want a sheer color with a wet look. Or when I just want a wet, sexy look.  And the older I get, the more lip lines it fills in.  In fact I'd say I like lip gloss a little TOO much, which is why I quit buying it. I have enough to last for several years (or until it goes bad).  I know other women who don't buy it, though, because they don't like it. It's too sticky and they don't want their hair getting stuck in it. So I suspect many of us were skeptical about MAC's new Vamplify glosses.  Yes, the swatches looked very opaque, but still, it's a gloss.
I stopped by the MAC counter at Nordie's tonight just to look around, and I had to try some hand swatching of these.  Oh. My. God.  They are stunning! Super opaque color, very thick-looking gloss.  And yet, when you put one on your lips, it feels very lightweight and smooth.  Amazing! The lip gloss research & development people have out done themselves on these.

Yes, it is still a gloss, but it doesn't feel like the tacky glosses.  As of yet it's not a perm product, so if you're curious go try them out before they're gone. These are one of those things that you can't "see" online, you really have to try them in person.  (And that's rare for me. I'm a big online shopper.)
Here are a few quick pics of the ones that I got (so far).


She-Rebel (the name and dark purple color made this a given for me)

What's Going On?
What's Going On on my lips. The feel of them is quite thin with a bit of slip, but they stay put and seem to dry down

Hyper fabulous on my hand (sorry no lip swatches yet)

She-Rebel on my hand - look how thick it is!

She-Rebel on my Lips. This one probably does need a lipstick or lip pencil underneath to keep the color even

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Haute Dogs collection swatches

Yes I know that I'm behind on collections. I haven't had much money lately, and unfortunately I don't get free samples.  So I get what I can when I can.  Two things I love are fall-themed lipsticks and MAC's Mineralize lipsticks for when my lips are dry (like in winter). The older I get the more I like creamy lipsticks that don't show all of my deep lip lines.  As I said in my last post, once you get to a certain point no over-the-counter lip treatment can get rid of the really deep ones. Primer helps but that's another post. When I'm in a hurry I like a lipstick that can look good all on it's own.  Most of MAC's creamy formulas do that for me, but the Mineralize ones FEEL good, like a lip balm.  So I wanted to get some nude/light colors to use this winter.  I picked up 2 from Haute Dogs that I thought would work.  The first, Rare Breed, isn't an overly noticeable color but I love the way it looks on me - a perfect pinky nude.  The other, Barking Gorgeous, does show more lines because it's a milkier peach color, but from a regular distance (vs. an up close photo), it looks nice.  Both are keepers for me.

I'm doing okay for my age, I think (let's just say over 45). Wearing Rare Breed here
Rare breed swatch and Barking Gorgeous swatch

Rare Breed
Barking Gorgeous

Rare Breed on my lips.  I love love love it

Barking Gorgeous is not quite as forgiving of lip lines due to it's more opaque peachy color